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Happy Birthday, Mozilla - and Thanks for Being Here

Jun 05, 2009, 21:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"There's a number of noteworthy points here. The first is that the Mozilla project was originally a browser *suite*, which included an email reader and a chat client as well as a browser. This was a throwback to the old Netscape Communicator suite, on which it was based.

"Also interesting to note that Mitchell Baker was the leader of Mozilla, then as now -- an indication of the central role she has played in the success of not just Mozilla, but open source too. For, as the second paragraph presciently notes, the browser has become the "main interface between users and the Web" - indeed, it is now arguably the main interface to *computing*, what with the rise of mainstream online services that run entirely in the browser. This makes Mozilla's success all-the-more important."

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